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Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by hopefulharmon, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. hopefulharmon

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    :hiya: has anyone noticed the difference in prices between amps in teh usa and the uk or other countries ? anyone tried buying from the usa and shipping to the uk ? speakers also seem much cheaper .
     
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    I bought 7 speakers and a DLP projector from the USA - saved £3500 total on the speakers, and £5000 on the projector. That was after VAT, duty and shipping, and against the UK RRP.
     
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    CJ - what speakers did you import ?
     
  4. cj

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    I have 7 M&K SW150 in-walls.
     
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    An amp is probably the only thing you don't want to buy in the states, try finding a step down to convert the voltage on somthing that draws the current that an amp does, whatever you save will be wasted on that.

    When I was looking at the Sharp 12k dlp a few weeks back I was given a quote for just under $7k and that was without really trying too, so some things are well worth doing, just not an amp.
     
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    of course some power amps will have multivoltage power supplies anyhow..... so you can use those ones without issue

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    thanks for the replies. can anyone recommend an online u.s. site ?
     
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    Interesting site buns. Have you ordered from them before?
     
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    nope...... but they are one of the few places that do online prices. If i recall, i was interested in a Marsh amp which is on their site..... but as open to exotic brands as I am, i figured that an av processor has too many things needing to be done right to go blind

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    or maybe not...... the Marsh amp must have been elsewhere

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    dj does the projector work for PAL and what type is it?
     
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    Taiwan: mainly NTSC & 110V only, expensive. Stay well clear.

    Japan: also expensive and mostly NTSC/110V, export equipment (PAL and/or 220-240VAC) not cheap

    Hong Kong: some good deals around, some priced as in Europe

    Thailand: nothing special I noticed, comparable to Europe

    Malaysia: generally cheap compared to Europe

    Singapore: cheaper if not cheapest

    The latter 2 sell multisystem (PAL/NTSC) and multivoltage (110-240VAC) equipment on the local market.
     
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    I have a Runco CL-710 - rrp here is £9,995-00 !!!! PAL/NTSC is not an issue, nor is the voltage (it's auto-sensing - just plug it in).
     

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